Boun"te*ous*ly, adv. Boun"te*ous*ness, n.
1. Free in giving; liberal in bestowing gifts and favors.
God, the bountiful Author of our being.
2. Plentiful; abundant; as, a bountiful supply of food.
Syn. Liberal; munificent; generous; bounteous.
Boun"ti*ful*ly, adv. Boun"ti*ful*ness, n.
(Boun"ti*head Boun"ty*hood) n. Goodness; generosity. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Boun"ty), n.; pl. Bounties [OE. bounte goodness, kindness, F. bonté, fr. L. bonitas, fr. bonus
good, for older duonus; cf. Skr. duvas honor, respect.]
1. Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth. [Obs.]
Nature set in her at once beauty with bounty.
2. Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea.
3. That which is given generously or liberally. "Thy morning bounties." Cowper.
4. A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch
of industry, as husbandry or manufactures.
Bounty jumper, one who, during the latter part of the Civil War, enlisted in the United States service,
and deserted as soon as possible after receiving the bounty. [Collog.] Queen Anne's bounty (Eng.
Hist.), a provision made in Queen Anne's reign for augmenting poor clerical livings.
Syn. Munificence; generosity; beneficence.
(Bou*quet") n. [F. bouquet bunch, bunch of flowers, trees, feathers, for bousquet, bosquet,
thicket, a little wood, dim. of LL. boscus. See Bush thicket, and cf. Bosket, Busket.]
1. A nosegay; a bunch of flowers.
2. A perfume; an aroma; as, the bouquet of wine.
(||Bou`que*tin") n. [F.] (Zoöl.) The ibex.
(Bour) n. [See Bower a chamber.] A chamber or a cottage. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Bour"bon) n. [From the castle and seigniory of Bourbon in central France.]
1. A member of a family which has occupied several European thrones, and whose descendants still
claim the throne of France.
2. A politician who is behind the age; a ruler or politician who neither forgets nor learns anything; an obstinate